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In-Person: Exploring Golden Gate Park

August 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Greenbelt Alliance for a history and nature walk through Golden Gate Park.

We’ll follow paved roads as well as hidden dirt trails to explore nine of Golden Gate Park’s ten lakes, four of them formed from marshy inter-dune lakes in the “dreary waste of shifting sand hills” that was the park’s original landscape, and the remaining five lakes man-made.

Our walk through the city woodlands takes us by San Francisco’s own herd of bison, the “Enchanted Forest” wedding site, waterfalls, a Chinese Pavilion, the Park’s highest point on Strawberry Hill, the ruins of an observatory, San Francisco’s monument to the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, a disc golf course, and the oldest continuously operating model boating organization in the western hemisphere.


This is a moderate walk of about six miles round trip with minimal elevation change.


Gail MacGowan


Rain cancels


Free; Reservations Required


We’ll assemble in front of the Model Yacht Club at the 36th Avenue and Fulton Street entrance.  There are restrooms near our meeting spot. Street parking is available inside the park on JFK Drive and 36rd Avenue.


Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Wear good walking shoes and dress in layers. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.

COVID-19 protocol: If you are fully vaccinated, feel free to come mask-free. If not, please plan to wear your mask for the duration of this outing.

Photo: Gordon via Flickr

Gail MacGowan is a San Francisco City Guide as well as a singer in a professional choir.


Greenbelt Alliance
(415) 543-6771
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Danya Winterman


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